Business Etiquette and Customs:

Hard Facts and Statistics:

Books:

NON-FICTION

  • Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands
  • Culture Shock! USA
  • Culture Smart! USA
  • American Cultural Patterns
  • Speak American
  • Biographies of Jefferson or Adams (founding fathers)

FICTION

Online Articles:

Movies:

  • Babel
  • Crash
  • Bagdad Café (US/German)
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Dances with Wolves

 

 

IC Tips:

Facts and statistics are a great starting point for learning about a new country, but to work effectively across cultures requires a deeper knowledge of how values influence behavior.